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Padres 4, Reds 2: Friars give Reds that sweeping sensation

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Cincinnati Reds v San Diego Padres Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

They did it! Another win, another sweep, a good end to a series dominated by good pitching and sexier hitting. Starting pitching throughout the series was dominant and consistent. Our hitting was explosive and timely. Today’s game a was a neat little bow on the broom.

Jhoulys Chacin kept things together for 7 whole innings, only allowing 5 hits and 2 earned runs, both solo home runs in the first and fourth inning. He still struck out 4, was efficient on 85 pitches, and even fielded and started off a double play. Brad Hand and Brandon Maurer connected for the relief effort, throwing an inning a piece and not giving an inch to the Reds lineup.

The Padres lineup waited until the 6th inning to strike. Franchy Cordero struck up a two-run RBI-single scoring Matt Szczur and Hunter Renfroe snuck through an RBI-ground-out in the 7th inning, scoring Jose Pirela.

But the real magic happened earlier in the bottom of the 6th when Renfroe literally killed a baseball:

And boy did that sweep look good in those 90’s throwbacks.